Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tirvarrus & God's Project Advances Career With New CD

TUPELO, MS – New Vision Records introduces the Mississippi gospel touring group, Tirvarrus & God's Project with a new album titled "I'm Trying To Be".

Their June 2014 national distributed recording is receiving rave reviews... "We can't wait to meet them on the tour", says radio. Promoters and talent buyers are impressed to see young men showcasing artistry with a positive message.

A spiritual, gospel album capable of leaving fans applauding with their jaws on the floor; college students quivering and seniors feeling hip for a second or two, this album is as pure and heartfelt as it gets.

TGP, as their fans know them, is a group of young men on a mission to encourage someone not to give up because it's already done in their favor.

"I can't wait to get started on the tour" says Wayne Gray, manager of TGP. The tour will visit churches and concert halls across the country including indie events.

Tirvarrus & God's Project has already shared the stage with national artists such as Dottie Peoples and Crystal Aikin.

New Vision Records is promoting this album release to major retailers as well as independent music stores with appearances scheduled at some retailers.

More information is available at

For interviews contact: LaDoris Thomas, 919-747-8950

New Vision Records: P.O. Box 4738, Cary, NC 27519

Teen Rock Band Bulletproof Snow To Launch Sophomore CD “Here We Come”

Trey McLaughlin Music (TMM) announced today that Bulletproof Snow’s (BPS) Sophomore CD release will be launched by an event taking place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 28th at 59 West in Highland, MI.

Bulletproof Snow, one of Metro Detroit’s fastest rising rock artists will headline the event and be joined by other local artists to be announced in the coming weeks. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with music beginning around 8:00 for an evening of rock/alternative/modern rock. This is an ALL AGES event with tickets available at the door for just $5. The show is presented by Trey McLaughlin Music and The Inner Light Agency (iLA).

A (4) piece teen rock band that began in 2012 in Hartland, MI BPS is quickly gaining visibility both locally and nationally. Winning a performance spot in the Rockstar UPROAR festival at DTE Energy Music Theatre in August 2013, the band was also nominated and was among the top 5 artists in two categories at the 2014 Detroit Music Awards. Most recently playing showcases in March 2014 in Austin TX during the SXSW music festival, BPS also performed at Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in May 2014 during the Driven Florida Music Conference.

This event will deliver the same high energy Modern Rock that BPS is known for while showcasing the songwriting diversity that is characteristic of Trey McLaughlin. Similar to the band’s debut EP release in 2013, this new music is an interestingly diverse range of memorable melodic rock songs with a track or two bordering on rock/pop that will likely appeal to a whole new audience. Fans attending the June 28th show will be among the first to hear the new music and will receive a copy of the (6) song CD “Here We Come” (recorded at Metro 37 Studios).

The Inner Light Agency is a longstanding band management & artist development firm ran by Damon Moreno and Bruce Swink (Former Roadrunner Records) and based in Los Angeles, CA.

Metro 37 Studios is Detroit’s premier recording studio in Rochester Hills, MI offering full-service recording, mixing and mastering.

59West is an entertainment complex located at 786 Highland Road, Highland, MI featuring a health and fitness facility, sports bar and billiards, and a full service banquet facility.

Trey McLaughlin Music is the Hartland, MI based music artist management and publishing company for Bulletproof Snow.

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Editor's note: High-resolution photos are available on request. The band is available for interviews.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Rave On! Teen Rocker Takes The (Buddy) Holly Prize

Jack Skuller is the 2014 recipient of the Holly Prize, an award made possible by the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Songmasters as a tribute to the legacy of Buddy Holly, a Hall of Fame inductee. Skuller says, "Buddy Holly left such a huge mark on everything I know about music and I am beyond honored and thrilled to receive such a prestigious award."

In recognition of receiving this distinguished award, indie label Mint 400 Records will reissue Skuller's EP "Tell Me Your Heart" on June 24, 2014. American Songwriter Magazine called the title track "analog, vintage, and cool, but with a sincerity missing from a lot of the ironic throwback recordings of the hipster sphere."

Skuller's 2010 debut single "Love Is A Drum" on Bar/None garnered rave reviews in the press and brought him to the attention of Radio Disney executives who gave him the opportunity to tour the U.S. and meet new fans around the country. Now 18, Skuller is preparing to release a new single later this year on Mint 400 Records produced by GRAMMY nominated Joel Hamilton who has worked with Pretty Lights, the Black Keys and Tom Waits.

To learn more about Jack Skuller visit

Hit Songs Deconstructed Launches A New Kind Of Music Chart

New York, NY – Hit Songs Deconstructed ( today announced the launch of their new weekly music chart.

“We launched the Hit Songs Deconstructed Music Charts to provide songwriters, producers and music industry professionals with a unique and timely snapshot of today’s hit songwriting characteristics and trends,” explains David Penn, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hit Songs Deconstructed.

Rather than focusing on individual song rankings, the Hit Songs Deconstructed Music Charts track the characteristics of the songs that are currently topping the Billboard Hot 100. These include lyrical themes, instrumentation, first chorus occurrence, intro length, sub-genres, lead vocal gender, song titles and more.

The thirteen charts correspond to sections featured within the Hit Songs Deconstructed Trend Reports, which provide a detailed and in-depth quarterly analysis of the compositional characteristics shaping today's chart-topping hits.

The Hit Songs Deconstructed Music Charts are being published weekly and are available free of charge on the Hit Songs Deconstructed.

To view the charts please visit

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Utilized by songwriters, producers, music industry professionals and universities throughout the world, Hit Songs Deconstructed is dedicated to providing its subscribers with an in-depth understanding of the craft and trends that shape TODAY'S chart-topping hits for success in TODAY'S music industry.

We break today's hit songs down to their core, extract the craft that made them a hit, and provide you with the knowledge and best practices to help prime you for success in a very competitive, fast-changing musical landscape.